|2016-02-16 by thepoperope||11.22.63||discuss|
|Hulu Original series 11.22.63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn't want to be changed. Also starring Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber. The eight-part event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award®-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.|
|Motive canceled by CTV, No season 5|
|2016-02-15 by thepoperope||Motive||discuss|
|Motive canceled by CTV, No season 5|
Press release below
"Killer Ending: Final Season of CTV's Hit Crime Drama MOTIVE Premieres March 22
Season 4 of original Canadian drama wraps production today in Vancouver
Season 4 guest stars include Jon Heder, Will Sasso, and Tommy Flanagan
CraveTVTM First Look available March 21, the day before CTV's broadcast premiere, with Seasons 1-3 streaming now
VANCOUVER (February 12, 2016) CTV announced today that multiple Canadian Screen Award nominee MOTIVE is set to face its last round of investigations, as the series returns for its fourth and final season Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning March 22 on CTV and CTV GO, following a CraveTV First Look starting March 21. Wrapping production today in Vancouver, the final season brings the story of the series' dynamic homicide team to a powerful conclusion as they continue to explore what drives the motive behind the murder in 13 unforgettable new episodes. MOTIVE was nominated last month for nine Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Dramatic Series.
In the final season, each member of the homicide team faces pivotal choices about their future, as they set on a course of deciding what they want their legacies to be. Canadian Screen Award nominee Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING) returns as Detective Angie Flynn, who leads the team through a season of big change and evolution: Detective Oscar Vega's (Louis Ferreira, BREAKING BAD, SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) new role as Staff Sergeant means adjustments for everyone; Angie and Detective Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny, THE ASSISTANTS) develop a deeper bond; Dr. Betty Rogers (Lauren Holly, NCIS), who is personally involved with Vega, must now mind the boundaries of her personal and professional relationship; and new detectives are introduced to the team.
Building on its roster of incredible guest stars throughout the series, Season 4 of MOTIVE continues to showcase a fantastic line up of seasoned actors with appearances from Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite); Will Sasso (SHAMELESS); and Tommy Flanagan (SONS OF ANARCHY), who guest stars in a recurring role as Interpol Agent Jack Stoker.
"We're proud to have had the privilege of bringing this compelling and innovative crime format series to CTV audiences for the past three seasons." Said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV.
"MOTIVE is primed to leave an indelible mark on the Canadian television industry and its creative family here at CTV," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "Both clever and cinematic, each episode is exceptionally well-written with smart performances from its ensemble cast. Lark Productions, Foundation Features, and the series' creative team led by showrunner Dennis Heaton have delivered a dynamic final season."
"We are grateful to our broadcast partners at CTV for four incredible seasons of MOTIVE," said Executive Producers Louise Clark and Rob Merilees. "Thanks to the exceptional talent and efforts of our writers, cast and production team, we are thrilled to conclude our finest season to date. Season 4 builds towards its conclusion with even more compelling performances and intriguing cases."
MOTIVE also stars Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100) and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED), who join this season as new detectives on the series' homicide team.
In the Season 4 premiere, entitled "The Vanishing Policeman" (Tuesday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), while Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Staff Sergeant Vega (Louis Ferreira) adjust to his new role, the suicide of an officer with whom Angie and Detective Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) worked on a crime scene turns the team's investigation into a hunt for a cop killer.
CTV's top Canadian Screen Awards nominee for two consecutive years, MOTIVE once again garnered nine nominations for the upcoming CSAs, including Best Dramatic Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Season 3 was watched by an average audience of 1.2 million viewers, a 15% increase over Season 1, landing the series among the Top 4 most-watched Canadian dramas last season. All past episodes of MOTIVE are streaming now on CraveTV.
MOTIVE is produced by Lark Productions and Foundation Features in association with Bell Media. Executive Producers are Dennis Heaton (CALL ME FITZ, Fido), who also serves as the Season 4 showrunner; series creator Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE BLACKLIST); Louise Clark (CORNER GAS, HIGH MOON); Rob Merilees (Stone of Destiny, Brain on Fire); Erin Haskett (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER); Rob LaBelle (MENTAL); Lindsay Macadam (Brain on Fire); and Ben Brafman (PERSON OF INTEREST, DEFYING GRAVITY). The series is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal International.
For Bell Media, Michele McMahon and Kathleen Meek are Production Executives; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production; and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media."
|Angel from hell canceled by CBS, No season 2|
|2016-02-15 by thepoperope||Angel from Hell||discuss|
|Angel from hell Canceled by CBS, No season 2|
Deadline reports the following
"CBS is making a change on Thursday. Midseason series Angel From Hell, starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson, is being cancelled effective immediately. It aired five episodes of its 13-episode order. Starting next week, the single-camera comedy will be replaced by multi-camera veteran 2 Broke Girls, which will return to Thursdays where it aired last season. (A Big Bang Theory repeat will fill Angel From Hell's Thursday 9:30 PM slot this week.)
2 Broke Girls will make its Thursday season debut the following night, Feb. 18.
Angel From Hell, starring Lynch as a young woman's (Lawson) caustic guarding angel, was originally slated to debut as part of CBS' post-Thursday Night Football lineup in November but its launch was pushed to January. There had been rumors about creative issues on the high-concept series, which has drawn modest ratings for CBS' Thursday comedy block standards, in the 1.3-1.4 rating range among adults 18-49 (live+same day).
The 2 Broke Girls move takes care of the remaining episodes of the fifth-season comedy."
|House of Cards season 4 trailer|
|2016-02-12 by thepoperope||House of Cards||discuss|
|Frank and Claire continue their pursuit for power, battling everyone in their way, including each other.|
|Fuller House first real trailer|
|2016-02-12 by thepoperope||Fuller House||discuss|
|Have Mercy! The house is full again. Fuller House is coming to Netflix February 26!|
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.'s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.'s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy's feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.'s three boys - the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr.
Fuller House is the long-awaited sequel to the iconic hit series Full House. Created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin, Fuller House will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories February 26, 2016.
|2016-02-10 by thepoperope||Hunters||discuss|
|They are many. They are everywhere. Hunters, from Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez, arrives April 11 at 10/9c.|
Fresh off New York Comic Con, we have some cool Hunters news. For those not in the know, Hunters is a new series coming to Syfy in April 11th 2016, from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator movies) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes). It's about a secret government unit dedicated to fighting terrorists except, said terrorists are not of this world. Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) and Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) are all stars.
|Colony renewed for season 2|
|2016-02-08 by thepoperope||Colony||discuss|
|USA Network renewed Colony for season 2|
Press release below
"USA NETWORK RENEWS 'COLONY' FOR A SECOND SEASON
From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), Drama Stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead")
Co-Produced by Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA February 4, 2016 USA Network announces a second season renewal for the Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules") drama COLONY. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY centers on one family's struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. Starring Josh Holloway ("Lost") Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"), episode four of the 10-part season one airs tonight at 10/9c.
"Carlton and Ryan have successfully delivered a story that tests the strengths and weaknesses of a society in duress, and the bonds of a family divided," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network.
"COLONY's performance across all platforms has been impressive, and we can't wait to see where the story takes us."
Over its first three episodes, COLONY has seen an average combined L3 audience of 3.4MM P2+ (two same-night telecasts of each original episode). Additionally, more than half a million people sampled the series' pilot during a targeted, two-week pre-linear release on select digital platforms including
USANetwork.com, Hulu, the USA Network App and VOD.
Set in the very near future, COLONY's world is a dangerous one of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, former FBI agent Will Bowman (Holloway) and his wife Katie (Callies) are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, "House") offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.
The drama is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. COLONY airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA Network.
|Orange is the new Black renewed for season 5,6 and 7|
|2016-02-08 by thepoperope||Orange Is The New Black||discuss|
|Netflix renewed Orange Is The New Black for season 5, 6 and 7|
Press release below
"Netflix Renews Orange is the New Black for Three Additional Seasons
Jenji Kohan Commits to Continuing as Showrunner for Next Three Seasons of Lionsgate-Produced Series
- Season Four Premieres on Friday, June 17 on Netflix
(Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, Calif.) February 5, 2016 Netflix and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that the original series Orange is the New Black, the comedic drama set in a women's prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. Seasons one through three are streaming on Netflix. Concurrently, it was announced that Kohan has committed to continue as Orange is the New Black's executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.
"Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
"Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, 'May you lead an interesting life,' is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures," said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. "Here's to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you're welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers
with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!"
"We're proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons," said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. "Jenji's brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television, and we're pleased that Orange fans around the world will be rewarded with another three seasons."
The acclaimed hour-long series stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Lionsgate Television
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual."
|The Magicians Renewed For Season 2|
|2016-02-08 by thepoperope||The Magicians||discuss|
|Syfy Renewed The Magicians for season 2|
Press release below
"SYFY RENEWS ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES THE MAGICIANS FOR SECOND SEASON
- Series from Universal Cable Productions Currently Airing Mondays at 9PM ET/PT -
NEW YORK February 8, 2016 Syfy today announced it has renewed hit drama series THE MAGICIANS for a second season of 13 episodes, expected to air in 2017. THE MAGICIANS is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by John McNamara (Aquarius), Sera Gamble (Supernatural), Henry Alonso Myers (Covert Affairs) and Groundswell Productions' Michael London and Janice Williams (Milk).
Based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman, THE MAGICIANS is currently airing its first season on Syfy on Mondays at 9PM ET/PT. The series' fourth episode premieres tonight.
"Thanks to an extraordinarily gifted creative team of executive producers and our partners at Universal Cable Productions, THE MAGICIANS has become a buzzed-about hit, enchanting fans of the novels as well as attracting new and younger audiences to Syfy," said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller.
During its first three episodes, THE MAGICIANS averaged 1.7 million viewers, 853K Adults 18-49 and 910K Adults 25-54 (based on L3 data). The series is also strong among younger viewers, with Adults 18-34 growing consecutively over each episode, averaging 180% above Syfy's prime time delivery in that demo.
Digitally, the series' first episode was sampled more than 6.7 million times during its pre-linear launch (January 8 to January 25) across Syfy.com and select partner sites, as well as On Demand cable, satellite and telco TV platforms. Additionally, an on-air sneak peek of the pilot, airing December 16 at 10PM ET/PT, drew 1.3 million total viewers (based on L+7 data).
Starring Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (Julia), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice) Hale Appleman (Eliot), Arjun Gupta (Penny) and Summer Bishil (Margo), THE MAGICIANS centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world. Also reprising their roles for season two will be series regulars Rick Worthy (Dean Fogg) and Jade Tailor (Kady).
THE MAGICIANS is part of a powerhouse Syfy 2016 lineup that includes THE EXPANSE, which was recently renewed for a 13-episode second season, and the upcoming April 11 scripted series HUNTERS from "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. This year will also see premieres of season two of the critically acclaimed 12 MONKEYS (April 18), as well as INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films (coming in Fall 2016). Additional high profile scripted projects in development include Aldous Huxley's classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television; and David Goyer's Superman prequel, KRYPTON."
|Shades of Blue Renewed For Season 2|
|2016-02-08 by thepoperope||Shades of Blue||discuss|
|NBC has renewed Shades of Blue for Season 2|
Press release below
"JENNIFER LOPEZ, RAY LIOTTA AND "SHADES OF BLUE" BACK ON THE BEAT FOR A SECOND SEASON ON NBC
Prestigious Thursday Drama That Spotlights a Corrupt and Complicated NYPD Precinct Delivers Robust Ratings and Earns a Season 2 Renewal
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. Feb. 5, 2016 One of NBC's strongest dramas to debut in recent years both critically and in delivering a solid overall ratings return "Shades of Blue" has been renewed for a second season.
The announcement was made today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.
"We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today," said Salke. "We're so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season."
In L+3 results from Nielsen Media Research through its first three telecasts, "Shades of Blue" has averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall. "Shades of Blue" has delivered NBC's first Thursday 10-11 p.m. ET time period wins with in-season regular programming over original competition on ABC and CBS since March 2010 in 18-49 and since March 2008 in total viewers.
"Shades of Blue" is also one of the most time-shifted shows on television, with its most recent L+7 Nielsen results lifting the show by +95% in 18-49 versus its live plus same day rating (from a 1.32 to a 2.57) and by +4.7 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 11.3 million). The +95% gain was the #1 biggest percentage increase for the week of Jan. 11-17 on the Big 4 networks and was the #1 biggest L+7 percentage lift so far this season for Week 2 of a new series on those nets.
The series and its cast have been critically applauded by several prominent publications, including The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and TV Guide.
"Shades of Blue" stars Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos, a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta, "Goodfellas," "Field of Dreams") who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.
As a big illegal job looms on the horizon, the FBI catches Harlee in the act and pits her against her own unit. As a newly turned informant, Harlee struggles to safeguard her on-the-job family and avoid arrest in order to stay with her daughter. Harlee engages in a perilous dance with her FBI handler, Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole), who develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Meanwhile, Wozniak, acting as the unit's patriarch, begins an all-consuming hunt for the informant. Pressure mounts as the crew struggles to perform their brand of street justice under FBI watch.
The cast includes Drea de Matteo ("Sopranos," "Sons of Anarchy"), Dayo Okeniyi ("Terminator: Genisys," "Hunger Games"), Vincent Laresca ("The Aviator," "Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift"), Hampton Fluker ("Aquarius," "The Blind Side") and Sarah Jeffery ("Rogue," "Wayward Pines"). Santino Fontana ("Frozen," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") is a recurring guest star.
Showrunner Jack Orman ("Men of a Certain Age," "ER," "Pan Am"), Jennifer Lopez ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters"), Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Extant," "The Fosters"), Benny Medina ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters"), Ryan Seacrest ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Shahs of Sunset") and Nina Wass ("Mixology," "Golden Girls") all serve as executive producers with creator Adi Hasak ("Generation Kill," "3 Days to Kill"). Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," "And Justice for All") directed the first two episodes.
"Shades of Blue" is a production of Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Jack Orman Productions."